Updated on July 25, 2022 by Sarina Tariq
I always hated going to weddings. Now that I am never invited to one (due to the restrictions on invites), I long to attend one. And now there is one on the horizon – a long long time later, but still, I am all set to go. And I am already thinking of things to sew. A pretty bling-y pouch is on top of the list.
Here is an easy way to make a small drawstring pouch for attending a wedding
Easy wedding pouch – Sewing tutorial
Cut out the pattern piece for the pouch outer body.
Fold a 12 inch by 8 inch (or a little bigger) fabric piece by the middle. Mark the dimensions given in the picture.
Cut out 2 of these from the outer fabric
Cut 2 lining fabric
Using the same dimensions cut out 2 lining fabric pieces
Sew the outer and lining together
Keep one of the outer fabric and one lining rightsides together (right sides to the inside). Sew them together at the top edge.
Open up and press the seam allowance
You have 2 such pieces now.
Finish the casing edge
Take a needle and matching thread; fold the portion near the seam 1 1/2 inch to either side of the seam twice to the inside so that you have a narrow hem there. Sew with whip stitches. You can sew this with your sewing machine also.
Sew for the other side also
Join the two pieces together
Keep the front and back pieces together, right sides to the inside and sew along the outer edge. Remember to skip sewing the hemmed area. That should not be sewn shut – it is the opening for the drawstring. The red line in the picture is the sewing line.
Turn the pouch right side out
Through one of the casing side opening turn the pouch right side out. You can now press the seam line so that lining lies to the inside.
Cut out ribbon
You need to cut 48 inches long small 1/2 inch wide ribbon as drawstring for your pouch.
Thread ribbon through casing
Using a pin thread the ribbon through one of the casing edge. After this make a simple knot along the same edge as in the picture below
Thread the ribbon through the back casing
Transfering the pin to the other edge of the ribbon, thread the ribbon through the back casing to the other side.
Make a knot and join ribbon edges
Make a similar knot as made earlier. Then join the ribbon edges together. Use an overlapped seam or a french seam to sew the ribbon edges together. This will neaten the cut edges.
Tighten the drawstring of the pouch.